We are the moral side: Honoring Dr. Tiller →
[cross-posted from my main blog: scatx.com] [NB for links in this post: more people than just cis women need and want access to abortion care] [TW for discussions of termination of wanted pregnancies, rape and domestic violence, violence against abortion providers] Today is the third anniversary of Dr. George Tiller’s assassination. He was shot in the head while attending church. He was killed...
Thinking about Dr. Tiller
maehemsez: Three years ago today, I was 6 months pregnant sitting on the couch with the windows open. My husband was in the kitchen doing dishes from the brunch that we’d just finished eating. I had my laptop open on my lap, and said, “Holy shit,” as I reached for the TV remote. “What?” my husband asked as he peered into the living room. “Fucking anti-choice zealots just fucking assassinated...
Rachel Maddow's Documentary of Dr. Tiller: The... →
rabbleprochoice: This wonderfully done documentary aired on MSNBC a year ago and it is now online. If you click on the link you should be able to watch all 6 parts of it in the video embedded into it (to view the next part click on the video boxes for each one on the right hand side). I’m going to watch it later. Love, Rabble
The George Tiller Memorial Abortion Fund →
The George Tiller Memorial Abortion Fund is the National Network of Abortion Funds’ national abortion fund that helps women to pay for later abortion care and helps those who need to travel out of state for an abortion or those who live in a state that lacks an abortion fund. The Fund is managed by our national office and our National Case Manager. Women seeking later abortions must often travel...
Honoring Dr. Tiller: A Collective Remembrance (at... →
Here is the link where you can see all of the blogs people are writing in honor of Dr. Tiller. I am working on mine now.
Dr. Tiller was shot in the head in his church...
R.I.P. Dr. Tiller. And thank you. For everything.
And then, the day before I graduated from college, the news flooded my inbox: in...– Chloe Angyal at Feministing Today is the 3-year anniversary of Dr. Tiller’s murder by an anti-choice zealot.
Doctor struggles to fill role of slain Kansas... →
From LA Times on March 5, 2012: Dr. Mila Means, a 55-year-old solo family practitioner with neon red hair and neo-hippie style, doesn’t remember how or when she heard that Dr. George Tiller had been gunned down in his church. She knew him only slightly as their paths crossed in medical circles. Mostly, she knew of him — as the lone abortion provider in a city of nearly 400,000, as a...
So here is the deal, my chickadees: you’re not pure, I’m not pure. None of us...– My friend, Emily Manuel, wrote an amazing poem about being a trans woman in the world, which she published at Tiger Beatdown. It discusses violence against her, emotional and physical distress/abuse against her, and how painful it is when people one would expect to be inclusive - namely, feminists -...
Protecting fetuses, but not people.
RH Reality Check: "PRENDA the Pretenda:" H.R. 3541... →
rhrealitycheck: Written by Miriam Yeung for RH Reality Check. This diary is cross-posted; commenters wishing to engage directly with the author should do so at the original post. For all our coverage of the Prenatal Nondiscrimination Act (PRENDA), click here. Before the clock runs out on… [NB: legislation like this will affect more people than just cis women.]
New Video Attack on Planned Parenthood Stokes... →
On Tuesday, anti-abortion activist Lila Rose’s group Live Action released a highly edited “undercover sting” video that claims Planned Parenthood is facilitating gender selective abortions. Live Action claims U.S. census data and national vital statistics illustrate sex-selection is a growing problem in the United States but MediaMatters points out Centers for Disease Control data from 2008...
In the last 10 days, 2 repro health clinics and 1...
To put latest arson episode at a reproductive... →
Our side is the MORAL side.